ABB’s Marine Academy gains certification from DNV GL

10 April, 2017 (Rotterdam) – ABB’s Marine Academy has been recognized by classification society DNV GL for meeting its standards for maritime training. Operating in six locations around the globe, ABB’s Marine Academy aims to reduce vessel downtime and improve safety through education. ABB was awarded the DNV GL SeaSkill certificate following an extensive audit by the classification society and it will be valid for the next five years.

Marine House, Helsinki

With electrical systems playing a greater role onboard, ABB is seeing a strong demand from the maritime sector to ensure the skills of crew members remain up-to-date.

“The Marine Academy is a vital link between ABB and the maritime industry,” said Klaus Moldskred, Sales & Marketing Manager, ABB Marine Academy. “Our commitment to improving safety onboard does not stop with our equipment or service agreements; proper training of the crew is also vital.

A study by DNV GL indicates that up to 90% of accident at sea are caused by human error and ABB’s courses are aimed at addressing this problem.

“We are delighted our Marine Academy has been recognized by DNV GL as a provider of high quality maritime education. ABB is not just a provider of electrical systems; we also prioritize the training of the crew who use our equipment,” said Moldskred.

The Marine Academy has centers in Singapore, Rotterdam, Ulsteinvik, Genoa, Helsinki and Houston

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 132,000 employees

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